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I flew up to Johannesburg this past Friday night. Friday evening flights are always delayed. It’s so frustrating, but it’s better than waking up at dawn for the red eye flight and wasting a Saturday morning.

It was so good to be reunited with my Mom and Dad and my English Bulldog, Duke! We always have big love sessions and cuddles! Duke cuddles

Mom and Duke

Mom and Duke

On Saturday morning, I went to meet Karolina, Filip and my Godson Gabriel! We spent the entire day together catching up over delicious meals and playing with little G! I adore him so much and my heart melts when he grabs my hand and says: “Come!”Gabriel and mom copyKG copyThe Rafalskis copyGabriel sliding copyThat evening, we organised a spontaneous dinner with some of my girlfriends Lucia, Katia, and Karolina. We all went on a girls trip to Croatia in 2010 and it’s been a while since we’ve been in the same room together. We shared Meze platters at Mythos, drank wine and laughed a lot!Soul sistersProcessed with VSCO with e3 presetSunday morning was a lazy one, laying around with Duke and taking photos of his cuteness, because I can’t help it. He, however, hates it and it takes about 30 shots to get just one. It’s like he knows… he moves his head, faces the other way. It’s actually quite funny.Duke 1Duke and BaileyDuke 4Duke 5Eventually, it was time to head up for breakfast together. My Mom had set everything up and we sat in the sunshine to eat. Duke loves yoghurt… Breakfast 2BreakfastFriendship circleDuke 6Duke tongue yoghurtDuke yoghurtDuke tongueWe finally got out of our pj’s, wrapped a baby gift for my cousin, Tammy’s baby boy Mason. He was another reason I flew up to JHB – I was so excited to meet the newest member of our family. He is 8 weeks old and adorable… even if he did cry when he was in my arms. If he is my cousins baby, what does that make him to me? My second cousin? Some have said nephew, but surely that’s not right? If anyone knows, I’d appreciate it.Baby presentBailey and Du Plessis familyBailey and Mason 1Bailey and Mason cryDu Plessis familyDu PlessisMason 3Mason and Bailey 4MasonIt was such a great trip, but far too quick!

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12 Comments

  • Reply Megan Hartwig

    Lovely blog post, and so glad you got to see and spend it with your Family, Friends and all those you hold so near and dear to your heart 🙂 xx

    June 1, 2016 at 1:09 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Aw thanks Megan

      June 1, 2016 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply Nicole M

    He’s your second cousin,correctly so! I love the life lately posts 😀

    June 1, 2016 at 4:03 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Aha! Thank you! xxx 🙂

      June 1, 2016 at 5:13 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks Nicole! I’m so glad 🙂 Have a great weekend x

      June 4, 2016 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply Caley

    I just love Duke!

    June 1, 2016 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Louise

    I love pics of Duke, I adore you, and what a cute little baby. So tiny still.

    June 2, 2016 at 3:49 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Aw thanks Louise! You’re so awesome! I hope you have the best weekend x

      June 4, 2016 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply Tanya

    I love reading your life lately posts. I’m glad you got to spend time with family and friends. I watched your wedding on Top Billing and thought it was beautiful. You looked so happy and it was obvious what a joyous celebration it was. You looked stunning in both dresses!

    June 2, 2016 at 6:08 am
  • Reply Natasha Viljoen

    Duke alert!!!! That squishy face! My best!

    Glad to see you got to spend some time with friends & family – it just recharges the soul doesnt it!

    June 3, 2016 at 8:50 am
  • Reply N Steve Isaacs

    Stunning pic’s….nice memories

    June 6, 2016 at 4:38 pm
  • Reply Charlene Pickup

    Just ‘found’ you and am so envious of your beautiful Duke! My bully baby, Frankie, went to doggy heaven (as my 2.5yr old twin girls say) earlier this year and I miss him with all my heart!

    June 7, 2016 at 1:27 pm
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